Issues 50-59

Movietone News No. 50, June 28, 1976

Hey, Mom, Where’s My Suicide Note Collection? (published on Parallax View here)
Samuel Fuller interviewed
By Richard Thompson

“When it’s night time … ”: Myth and the Geography of the Unconscious in I Shot Jesse James (published on Parallax View here)
By Rick Hermann

The Steel Helmet: “I’ve got a hunch we’re all going around in circles” (published on Parallax View here)
By Kathleen Murphy

Run of the Arrow: Birth Pangs of the United States (published on Parallax View here)
By Rick Hermann

Creature Contact (published on Parallax View here)
Ricocheting off the walls with Sam Fuller
By Richard T. Jameson

You Only Live Once

Letters
The German Question

Tracking Shot

Quickies
The Omen; Vincent, François, Paul and the Others; Salut, l’artiste; The Gospel According to St. Matthew; Mother, Jugs and Speed; Grey Gardens, The Missouri Breaks, That’s Entertainment, Part Two; Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Crazies; The Great Scout and Cathouse Thursday; Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood; Midway; Logan’s Run; Robin and MarianThe Killer EliteShoot
(reviews by Robert Cumbow, Ken Eisler, Rick Hermann, Richard T. Jameson, Kathleen Murphy, Douglas F. Palau and Gregg Way)

Just Like She Was Before She Was
An interview with Lina Wertmuller
By Judy Zito

A pdf of the original issue can be found here
Movietone News No. 50 (.pdf)

Movietone News No. 51, August 29, 1976

The “Commercial” Life of Luis Buñuel (published on Parallax View here)
Following the footsteps of the master between landmarks
By Peter Hogue

The Films of Lamont Johnson: Two for the Doghouse (published on Parallax View here)
Some recurrent themes and tactics in the feature-film work of a possible auteur, with particular concentration on Lipstick
By Robert C. Cumbow

You Only Live Once

Stardust (published on Parallax View here)
An appreciation of Roeg’s The Man Who Fell to Earth
By Pierre Greenfield

Woody Allen: Together Again for the First Time (published on Parallax View here)
A few things Woody’s fans wish you didn’t know about him, and were afraid you’d ask
By Gregg Way

In Black & White
Film books of/on Nashville and King Kong

Letters
Unexpected erosion of Hawks’ Red River

Au milieu du monde: Alain Tanner and Swiss Film (published on Parallax View here)
An interview with the director
By James Monaco

Quickies
Lifeguard, Une Partie de Plaisir, La Vallee, Matatabi (The Wanderers), Swashbuckler, From Beyond the Grave, The Missouri Breaks, Never Give Up-Imogen Cunningham, End of the Game, Embryo, The Big Bus, Brewster McCloud
(reviews by Trudy Bates, Robert Cumbow, Ken Eisler and Richard T. Jameson)

A pdf of the original issue can be found here.
Movietone News No. 51 (.pdf)

Movietone News No. 52, October 11, 1976

The Great American Eating Machine (published on Parallax View here)
Steven Spielberg’s Duel, The Sugarland Express and Jaws-food for thought
By Robert C. Cumbow

Another Side of Sam Peckinpah (published on Parallax View here)
Time and tension in Jr. Bonner and The Ballad of Cable Hogue
By Rick Hermann

Gotterdammerung in Technicolor: Fritz Lang’s Rancho Notorious (published on Parallax View here)
A formal appreciation of the great director’s utterly singular Fifties western
By Richard T. Jameson

Letters
Continuing the inquiry into the two Red Rivers

You Only Live Once
Film noir at the Art Museum and “Recent Hitchcock” at the UW

Quickies
The Outlaw Josey Wales; St. Ives; Crime and Passion; Food of the Gods; Gator; Veronique, or L’Ete de mes 13 ans; The Tenant; Vigilante Force; Stay Hungry; The Return of a Man Called Horse; The Bingo Long Travelling All-stars and Motor Kings; A Matter of Time; Scorchy
(reviews by Robert Cumbow, Norman Hale, Rick Hermann, Michael Tarantino and Richard T. Jameson)

A pdf of the original issue can be found here.
Movietone News No. 52 (.pdf)

Movietone News No. 53, January 16, 1977

1976, Which Will Be Charitably Forgotten by the Year 2000
A survey of Seattle Film Year 1976
By Richard T. Jameson
plus Ten Best Lists by other MTN writers

Moments out of Time (published on Parallax View here)
Lines, gestures, looks and sounds and moods-some good memories from new films in 1976

Blood and Ashes (published on Parallax View here)
John Wayne, trolley car wheels, shrinking horizons and Donald Siegel’s The Shootist, considered
By Rick Hermann

The New Life Begins: Dantean Obsession in Obsession (published on Parallax View here)
Brian De Palma meets Dante Alighieri, in Florence and elsewhere
By Robert C. Cumbow, with Grace A. Cumbow

Now That’s More Like It
A report on the 20th San Francisco Film Festival
By Peter Hogue

You Only Live Once

Quickies
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution; Carrie; Cousin, Cousine; The Outlaw Josey Wales; King Kong; Silent Movie; The Next Man
(reviews by Robert Cumbow, Rick Hermann, Richard T. Jameson and Gregg Way)

A pdf of the original issue can be found here:
Movietone News No. 53 (.pdf)

Movietone News No. 54: June 20,1977

“You’re Goddam Right I Remember” (published on Parallax View here)
An interview with Howard Hawks
By Kathleen Murphy and Richard T. Jameson

Of Babies, Bones and Butterflies (published on Parallax View here)
The red and green worlds of Howard Hawks, explored
By Kathleen Murphy

Tracking Shot

In Black & White
James Monaco’s The New Wave, reviewed
By Peter Hogue

Mysteries of the Organism
Character consciousness and narrative form in Werner Herzog’s The Mystery of Kaspar Hauser and Victor Erice‘s Spirit of the Beehive
By Dana Benelli

You Only Live Once

Poem
On a Shocking Sequence in Wenders’ Kings of the Road”
By Ken Eisner

Quickies
Slap Shot, Annie Hall, Cross of Iron, The Front Page, Bound for Glory (1), Bound for Glory (2), The Old Gun, The Enforcer, Rocky, F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood
(reviews by Robert Cumbow, Pierre Greenfield, Rick Hermann and Richard T. Jameson)

A pdf of the original issue can be found here:
Movietone News No. 54 (.pdf)

Movietone News No. 55: September 16, 1977

“… they take on their own life… “ (published on Parallax View here)
An interview with Robert Altman
By Richard T. Jameson and Kathleen Murphy

“You Have to Go Through Hollywood to Get to Your House”
Welcome to L.A. examined
By Dana Benelli

Ruggles of Red Gap: The Social Mythos of Leo McCarey (published on Parallax View here)
An analysis
By Leland A. Poague

Tracking Shot

You Only Live Once
Including a special section on Olympia
By Robert C. Cumbow

Quickies
Lumiere, The Spy Who Loved Me, One on One, Monsieur Verdoux, Sorcerer, Star Wars, It’s Raining in Santiago
(reviews by Robert Cumbow, David Chute, Pierre Greenfield and Richard T. Jameson)

A pdf of the original issue can be found here:
Movietone News No. 55 (.pdf)

Movietone News No. 56: November 4, 1977

The Light Is Dark Enough
Film noir comedies of the Forties, surveyed
By James Damico

The Cosmos and Its Discontents
An examination of Aguirre, the Wrath of God as Werner Herzog’s “remake” of Signs of Life
By Dana Benelli

Erratum
Restoring an anecdote in last issue’s interview with Robert Altman

The Face Behind the Mask
Show business and swashbuckling in George Sidney’s Scaramouche
By Douglas McVay

The Devil’s Parties (published on Parallax View here)
Recent dabblings in cinematic diabolism
By Pierre Greenfield

Tracking Shot

You Only Live Once

Quickies
Equus, Damnation Alley, A City at Chandigarh, Jabberwocky, The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane, New York New York, Black and White in Color, Suspiria
(reviews by Robert Cumbow, David C. Chute, Jeremy Rothbaum, Michael Tarantino and Richard T. Jameson)

A pdf of the original issue can be found here:
Movietone News No. 56 (.pdf)

MTN57cover150Movietone News No. 57: February 22, 1978

At Home on the Road (published on Parallax View here)
Two interviews in one with Wim Wenders
By Judith M. Kass

Hawks, Chandler & The Big Sleep (published on Parallax View here)
On the overlapping of auteurs
By Peter Hogue

New York CA 90028 (published on Parallax View here)
Martin Scorsese’s detour to fantasyland
By James Monaco

Slap Shots
Looking for Mr. Goodflick, 1977
By Richard T. Jameson
with Ten Best lists from our Contributing Writers

Moments out of Time (published on Parallax View here)
Scenes, movements, gestures, moods in the films of ’77

Manners, Morals, and Murder (published on Parallax View here)
Sleuth and Murder on the Orient Express revisited
By Pierre Greenfield

You Only Live Once
Rene Clair, George Sanders, and the repertory scene

In Black & White
Vampire cinema and How to Read a Film, reviewed
By Robert C. Cumbow

Quickies
Dersu Uzala, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, Telefon, Uncle Silas, First Love, A Bridge Too Far, The Choirboys
(reviews by Robert Cumbow, Rick Hermann, Douglas McVay and Richard T. Jameson)

A pdf of the original issue can be found here:
Movietone News No. 57 (.pdf)

MTN58-59cover150

Movietone News Double Issue No. 58-59: August 14, 1978

“It’s time to come inside now” (published on Parallax View here)
An appreciation of Robert Altman’s 3 Women
By Robert C. Cumbow

Houses, Phones and Cars: Domestic Spaces in The Reckless Moment (published on Parallax View here)
Max Ophuls looks at suburban California c. 1949
By Norman Hale

Tracking Shot

Getting What You Need (published on Parallax View here)
Changing Surrealist vision in Luis Bunuel’s Un Chien Andalou, Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie and That Obscure Object of Desire
By Julie Ahrens

“Directing doesn’t start on the floor” (published on Parallax View here)
Claude Coretta and Isabelle Huppert interviewed
By Judith M. Kass

“Stop-and be friendly” (published on Parallax View here)
Making contact with Steven Spielberg’s CE3K
By Pierre Greenfield

In Black & White
Seven structuralist books, catalogues and things, reviewed
By Peter Hogue

You Only Live Once

Quickies
The Buddy Holly Story, An Unmarried Woman, Coma, Celine and Julie Go Boating, The Chosen, The Driver, Saturday Night Fever, Straight Time, Short Eyes, Salo, The Sin of Harold Diddlebock, Eyes of Laura Mars, Julia, Bahia, Communion (Alice, Sweet Alice), Bobby Deerfield, Eraserhead, Thunder and Lightning, Otley, The Turning Point, High Anxiety, Convoy, Coup pour coup
(reviews by Robert Cumbow, Ken Eisler, Pierre Greenfield, Peter Hogue, Tom Keogh, Douglas McVay and Richard T. Jameson)

A pdf of the original issue can be found here.
Movietone News Double Issue No. 58-59 (.pdf)

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